Wigs of Status

an interesting piece of Wig-story….

In the mid 1600s very elaborate periwigs became popular for men of social status to wear in the English and French court. The word “wig” is the shortened version of “periwig”. Due to the popularity of wigs, a wig makers guild was formed in 1665 in France. This soon spread to other parts of Europe. The longer, more elaborate wigs were for those of the highest social status and required a lot of skill and patience to construct.

To no surprise these extravagant wigs were incredible, hot, heavy uncomfortable. Women did not wear wigs a much as men, although hair pieces were worn by women of status. For women, grey and blue grey powdered hair was popular at social occasions and bright white powder for men and their wigs.

Wearing these elaborate wigs as a symbol status lost popularity in the 19th and 20th Century especially in the United States.

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